The Biology of the Coleoptera - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121960506, 9781483217604

The Biology of the Coleoptera

1st Edition

Authors: R. A. Crowson
eBook ISBN: 9781483217604
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1981
Page Count: 814
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The Biology of the Coleoptera covers the branches of modern biology of Coleoptera. The book discusses the biological study of beetles; some skeletal peculiarities and the internal structures of the adults. The text also describes some structural features of larvae and pupae; food, digestion and the alimentary canal; and blood, osmoregulation, reserves, excretion and endocrine organs. The locomotion, respiration and energetics; the senses; and the cuticular properties, appearance, color and luminosity are also considered. The book further tackles the adult and larval behavior; the development and life-cycles; and the cytology and genetics. The text also looks into water beetles; special habitats; predation and defence; and symbiotic and parasitic relations. The ecological triangle: beetles, fungi and trees; and herbivorous beetles are also looked into. The book also discusses the role of beetles as ecological indicators; and the evolutionary history of beetles. Entomologists, ecologists, and biologists will find the book useful.

Table of Contents



Chapter 1 Introduction: The Study of Beetles

Chapter 2 Some Skeletal Peculiarities of the Adults

Chapter 3 Internal Structures of the Adults

Chapter 4 Some Structural Features of Larvae and Pupae

Chapter 5 Food, Digestion and the Alimentary Canal

Chapter 6 Blood, Osmoregulation, Reserves, Excretion and Endocrine Organs

Chapter 1 Locomotion, Respiration and Energetics

Chapter 8 The Senses

Chapter 9 Cuticular Properties, Appearance, Colour and Luminosity

Chapter 10 Adult and Larval Behaviour

Chapter 11 Development and Life-cycles

Chapter 12 Cytology and Genetics

Chapter 13 Water Beetles

Chapter 14 Special Habitats

Chapter 15 Predation and Defence

Chapter 16 Symbiotic and Parasitic Relations

Chapter 17 An Ecological Triangle: Beetles, Fungi and Trees

Chapter 18 Herbivorous Beetles

Chapter 19 Geographical Distribution and Conservation: Beetles as Ecological Indicators

Chapter 20 Evolutionary History of Beetles

Chapter 21 Epilogue


Taxonomic Index

Subject Index


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